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In this album I explore the possibilities of the voice as an instrument.
In this perspective, I grouped a set of original compositions that joined the magic of the musicians Carlos Garcia (piano), Yuri Daniel (electric bass), Bruno Pedroso (drums) and also the super special guests Maria João (vocals), Eduardo Cardinho (Vibraphone) and João Pinho Vargas (double bass).
It is an ambitious project, especially since it happens very close to my previous album, Encontro, released in May, 2016, by Sintoma Records. It's an old goal, and an accomplishment in music that is very special to me.
"Sonia's voice is at the center of everything and is affirmed by its clarity and sobriety." Nuno Catarino - http://bodyspace.net/album.php?album_id=3111 , (Art and lifestyle web site)
"Beautiful, very diverse, intimate, precious in details, original, full of complicities. Five stars!"
João Almeida, Director of Antena 2, (National Radio)
"(...) high musical sophistication and sensibility, as well as a strong ability to establish intimate dialogues with different musicians and instruments. Encontro contributes to the construction of an increasingly creative and captivating panorama of jazz in Portugal. Highly recommended! "
Ricardo Pinheiro, Guitar player
About the author
Having started studying music from a very early age, singer Sónia Oliveira had already ventured into the soft-pop universe with the release of two albums - a self-titled debut album in 2006 and Páginas em 2011.
The singer graduated in Music in 2014 in the (ESML) and also graduated in 2015 in Jazz and Modern Music (ULL) , a core experience for her approach to jazz.
Released in 2016 the album Encontro for Sintoma Records. The album is based on collaborations of the singer with several musicians, highlighting two names: trumpeter João Moreira, major figure of the portuguese jazz scene; and João Barradas, a young accordionist of worldwide fame, involved in multiple projects.
In 2017 we’ll hear the result of two years of research, related to the Masters Degree in Music that Sónia Oliveira just concluded in the performative area.
In addition to her personal projects, Sonia also collaborates with other projects such as "Uma Coisa em Forma de Assim" and "Puntkapuntz". She is also the vocalist of Pedro Galhoz' group "Pedro e os Lobos
Budget and due dates
Rehearsals and pre-production: January 2017
Recordings, mixes, mastering: February 2017 (1600€)
Edition, March / April 2017 (750€)
Image and Design: 200€
Rewards, Taxes, PPL commission - 450€